Lackluster skin, feet the texture of 40-grit sandpaper, and elbows so scratchy they could cut glass all mean one thing: time for a springtime scrub-down. And lucky for us, spas do come in a jar. Prepare to go bare with these energizing, spa-inspired body scrubs. You’ll find one to please every taste and for every day of the week!
Tangy, soothing and deliciously fragrant, Lavender & Tangerine Mountain Glow from Mountain Body’s line of herbal spa and body products is used at swanky spas nationwide. Enriched with mineral salt from Utah’s Great Salt Lake Basin and avocado, sesame, apricot kernel and jojoba oils, this invigorating scrub leaves skin super-smooth and delicately scented. Get the glow at www.mountainbody.com.
A cleansing ritual is the first step in the process of purification, the first step in achieving health and beauty of the skin. Using a combination of brown sugar and hibiscus floral acids, Fresh Sugar Blossom Body Treatment leaves the body smooth and refreshed. Get it at Fresh.
Cup a Joe
Attention coffee hounds: you can now immerse yourself from head to toe in coffee thanks to the San Francisco-based product line from Body Coffee. One whiff and you’ll be hooked on their invigorating body polish, which contains harmonious blends of coffee extract, coffee oil and coffee grounds complemented by delicate scents of jasmine and coffee flowers to slough off dead surface cells and deliver nourishing antioxidants. The collection includes a moisturizing lotion, a body wash, an energizing body bar and moisture-rich SPF lip balms. Go to Body Coffee for retail sites near you.
Warning: use of this product may result in incessant self-sniffing. For sweetly scented dewy skin, dip into a tub of Rub a Dub Scrub from Go Soak! Granular brown sugar is blended thoroughly (to avoid those nasty oil spills!) with nutrient-rich avocado, soy and sweet almond oils. Rub a Dub Scrub is available in five delicious flavors at Go Soak.
Yumm-mee! Treat your skin to a sweet hydrating exfoliation for your entire body. With natural sugar and kukui nut oil to penetrate and rejuvenate dry skin, the Peach Parfait Exfoliating Body Polish enlists peach extract for an extra kiss of moisture. Check it at Jaqua Beauty.
Long associated with truth, the honey drizzled in Sumbody’s sugar scrubs is the secret to baring the true beauty of your skin. The healing fusion of golden honey, milk and gently exfoliating sugar will reveal truly cleansed, moisturized and protected skin. Get it at Sumbody.
“Honey, snap out of it!” is BeneFit’s call to exfoliate and moisturize all in one clean shot. Rich and creamy, Honey Snap Out of It Scrub incorporates almond meal and honey to shed dead dermal cells and feed thirsty skin. Snap into it at Benefit Cosmetics.
And for a quick-from-scratch scrub you can make at home, check out our DIY Beauty Lab recipes.